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If two people are suspected to be infected, can they self isolate in close proximity to each other?

Unless it is unavoidable, two people 'suspected' of being infected should not be isolated together if they will have contact with each other or the potential to spread the disease between one another. That's because one of them may have contracted the virus and the other may not have and placing them in close proximity could result in both getting infected. If two people in the same household need to self-isolate then they should do so by themselves, taking the same precautions as if they were trying to isolate themselves near a healthy person.

https://www.ottawapublichealth.ca/en/public-health-topics/self-isolation-instructions-for-novel-coronavirus-covid-19.aspx

Drafted 20 March 2020